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Children's Crusade
Sting Lyrics


Young men, soldiers, nineteen fourteen
Marching through countries they'd never seen
Virgins with rifles, a game of charades
All for a children's crusade
Pawns in the game are not victims of chance
Strewn on the fields of Belgium and France
Poppies for young men, death's bitter trade
All of those young lives betrayed
The children of England would never be slaves
They're trapped on the wire and dying in waves
The flower of England face down in the mud
And stained in the blood of a whole generation
Corpulent generals safe behind lines
History's lessons drowned in red wine
Poppies for young men, death's bitter trade
All of those young lives betrayed
All for a children's crusade
The children of England would never be slaves
They're trapped on the wire and dying in waves
The flower of England face down in the mud
And stained in the blood of a whole generation
Midnight in Soho nineteen eighty four
Fixing in doorways, opium slaves
Poppies for young men, such bitter trade
All of those young lives betrayed
All for a children's crusade

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: GORDON SUMNER

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

eiji idogawa

Playing in a wonderland,
My memories creep around me,
As if the past confounds with the future,
Walking through a distorted corridor,
Fishes jump up and dive into the wall,
Like a circus mind, abstract pictures laugh,
It smells so well, then I am almost hypnotized,
Oh, I'd better drink my brandy neat tonight...


Well, good night and sweet dreams to you (๑`・ᴗ・´๑)



All comments from YouTube:

Robert Galletta

this whole album is a masterpiece ! really!!

Shark Gamez

Lmao I accidentally bought this album because it was mislabeled,

Ryan Williams

Best Rock/pop album of the 1980’s hands down. And it’s really a jazz album.

JAIME NEGRON

agree

Love33

Master Piece!!!!!!!!!

craig craig

Truly

Rocky B

I love this song!!!! I have a copy of Dream Of The Blue Turtles on Cd. Whenever it goes in the player it stays in for days i can listen to it over and over. The whole damn album is great but this and Fortress Around Your Heart are my two favs.

Ryan Williams

Ha ha me too. I wore a tape cassette out. Bought it when it t came out and by college tape was wore out. Have it on record as well.

Rocky B

Damn Right and love the Jazzy Elements on it. Sting nailed it with this one

Eric Henderson

You're right --- phenomenal album it is.

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